Holiday Special

During this holiday season, I am running a special promotion:

Buy a copy of The Wizard and the White House at the regular price of $14.00 and receive a copy of my short story collection, The Keepers, for just $6. That’s 2 books for the price of $20.00 plus shipping. And I”ll inscribe the books the way you want.

Enter your inscription, then click Add to Cart to order:


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And remember, books make wonderful gifts.

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The Wizard and the White House Selfie Adventure and Contest

Help make The Wizard and the White House become even more popular than it already has.

So far, the reception to The Wizard and the White House has been very positive. Audiences have laughed and readers have reported how much they are enjoying it.  Some have called it inspirational while others have called it funny and entertaining.

To help spread the word and make the book available to even more readers, I am running a contest to see how many bookstores we can get to carry it. Participation is easy and fun, and no purchase is necessary. Just follow these simple rules.

1.      Go to The Wizard and White House Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wizardandwhitehouse?ref=hl) and post a pledge to participate. Your post should contain your full name.

2.      Then, go to your local bookstore (independent bookstores should be especially receptive but you can try the big chain stores as well) and ask that they carry The Wizard and the White House. Show them the attached pdf file.  Wizard Promo

3.      Once the bookstore has purchased and displayed the book, take a selfie with the display and post it on The Wizard and White House Facebook page with your name and the name and location of the bookstore.

4.      On February 1, all participants’ names will be thrown into a wizard’s hat, and three winners will be announced on my web site, www.mikemaggio.net:

a.       First Prize: A signed copy of The Wizard and White House

b.      Second Prize: A signed copy of my short story collection The Keepers.

c.       Third Prize: A signed copy of the hard-hitting poetry collection deMockarcy, a book that has been called “exuberant, angry, full of compassion – a poetry for our beautiful, broken world” (Sarah Browning, Director of Split This Rock).

5.      The contest closes on January 31, 2015.

I hope you will join in this adventure as well as spread the word.

 

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More Praise for The Wizard and the White House

Mike Maggio has written a wonderful magical mystery novel.
In The Wizard and the White House we find characters
with different ethnic and religious backgrounds floating
and disappearing as a story unfolds. Maggio keeps the
reader’s hand on the page. As East meets West we begin
to understand good and evil. Maggio uses satire like a spice.

– E. Ethelbert Miller

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Announcing the Release of the Wizard and the White House

The Wizard and the White House is now officially released and available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and other fine online retailers as well as  certain select mortar and brick stores such as Curious Iguana (Frederick, Maryland) and Book Court (Brooklyn, New York).

Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and the White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”

—Sophy Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel

“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice

“Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine

A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith

“A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story.”

—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and the White House has also been called “the novel that really captures Washington in the 2000s!”

You can listen to a podcast of an interview that  Cynthia Ceilan, the publisher of Little Feather Books, and I did on The Hotline with Dennis Price this past Tuesday.

And for those of you in the Frederick, Maryland area, I will doing a reading and book signing on Sunday, November 2 at 4 PM.

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Radio Hotline with Dennis Price

On October 28, I sat down with Dennis Price and Cynthia Ceilan of Little Feather Books to discuss, The Wizard and the White House, writing and publishing.

Photo by Dennis Pirce

Photo by Dennis Price

Here is a link to the podcast

 

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Early Praise for The Wizard and The White House

Here’s what’s being said about The Wizard and The White House:

“One weird, wild, original, imaginative, parodic book—funny, serious, and enlarged by its big and generous heart!”
—Sophie Burnham, author of A Book of Angels and The President’s Angel


“Relevant and timely, Mike Maggio’s The Wizard and the White House deftly satirizes contemporary politics and mores in the manner of Gogol or Swift. Smart and funny, witty and boisterous—this is the political novel the 21st Century desperately needs.”

—Nathan Leslie, author of Sibs and The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice


Here’s a collaboration that Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, and Hanuman the Monkey God might have written. Mike Maggio uses broad strokes, plus a clown cannon, in this absurd political farce. Wizardly magic wreaks havoc on the White House, and a diverse cast of characters, consistently chewed up and spit out by Amerika, band together to figure it out.”

—Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine


“A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor… People who enjoyed Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] or the novels of Christopher Moore might get a kick out of this one.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith


A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story… I would recommend anyone to read this book.”
—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)

The Wizard and The White House will be released on November 1.

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Atelier in Creativity & Constraint

My short story, “Atelier,”  a narrative about an artist and his model,  has just been published in a new anthology called Creativity and Constraint from Wising Up Press.

CreativityConstraintFrontcvr4x6webThe anthology comprises “forty writers of poetry, fiction and memoir as they muse on the various permutations of creativity and constraint in their own lives and in their artistic process.”

The anthology can be purchased at any online bookstore or directly from Wising Up Press.

 

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Another Review

A witty tale with lots of fun, absurd humor… People who enjoyed Good Omens [by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett] or the novels of Christopher Moore might get a kick out of this one.”

—Spencer Baum, author of The Demon Queen and the Locksmith
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First Review of The Wizard and the White House on NetGalley

Picture“A wonderfully written story… Humoristic, witty sentences and well-placed distinctive words creating an ‘out of place’ feeling only adds to the absurd situation that is unfolding within the story… I would recommend anyone to read this book.”

—Erwin Hogeling, Bookseller (Netherlands)
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Early Bird Special

Little Feather Books is offering an Early Bird Special for The Wizard and the White House. Simply go to http://www.littlefeatherbooks.com/mike-maggio.html and get a 20% discount off the list price of $14 by typing in the coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Publication date is November 1 and offer is good until October 30.

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